Flight suit from Mike at Darkside Closet. Absolutely beautiful work! If you're looking for soft goods, I highly recommend them! Very friendly, decent turnaround time and accurate. This fabric will take quite a bit of breaking in...
Lookin great, man!!Test fit. Few adjustments still needed. Chest and ab attachment being finished with elastic and velcro. Shoulders seem to be ok, they sit about an inch and half off my flight suit thanks to foam knee pads i glued in. I'll extend the belt about an inch lower. Chest can be moved down a half inch or so.
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Thanks man! I found 5/8" x 1/8" magnets on a website called Total Element. As strong as the magnets are, with walking, kneeling or bending down, I'd be nervous they'd pop off. Much more movement allowed in this costume. My armor is fiberglass, so I wouldn't think it would cause any stress taking them off. Something to consider, but you would be ok. Worst case scenario, I'd glue a 2"x2" square of industrial strength velcro to the center in case the magnets failed for whatever reason, the armor would stay on- and the magnets would reattach themselves.LOVE all the tips you've been posting, man - especially the patch on the cape hole and the velcro solution for the ammo rounds! Gonna steal both of those!
For the weathering on the ammo, I'm gonna try Aluminum Black - I've had some great success with that while weathering my Fieldmarshal Bergman blaster.
Question: With the N52 magnets - what size did you use? Do you think this method could be used for the thigh armor?